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Letter to George Mason
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Mason, George (Recipient)
Yates, Robert (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XVI. The Federal Convention

Dates / Origin
Place: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Date Created: 1788-06-21
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM9433-9588
Physical Description
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4o
Extent: 2 p.
Mason's letter to John Lamb, chairman of the federal republican committee in that city, has been transmitted to some members of the Convention; they think well of Mason's proposed amendments, and have appointed a committee, of which Yates is chairman, to correspond further on this subject; they have agreed to discuss the Constitution in committee of the whole, without putting a question on any part, but suggesting the amendments or explanations that they think necessary; they have a majority of two to one against the Constitution, and there is no fear that a change can be effected in their sentiments; they are determined not to adopt it without previous amendments.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278763
Calendar number: EM. 9528
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 539ad7d0-0028-0130-1eec-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1788: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to George Mason